Acting U.S. Attorney Soo C. Song announced Friday a Suboxone clinic located in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania was charged with health care fraud and unlawful distribution of controlled substances.
Seventy-year-old Mark R. Foster of Wexford and 53-year-old Terri C. Brown conspired together to write and dispense unlawful prescriptions for Adderall, Percocet and Suboxone. Brown was the owner of Cherry Way, a Suboxone clinic in Bridgeville, and Foster was employed as a medical director at the clinic.
The controlled substances were dispensed to Brown and other individuals who were not named in the 39-count indictment. Brown allegedly submitted false claims to Medicaid and Highmark through Cherry Way for payments to cover the costs of the controlled substances.
The controlled substances offenses carry a 60-year prison sentence and $3,250,000 fine. Brown faces an additional 20-year prison sentence and $500,000 fine for health care fraud charges.